Dirt-poor, struggling, and the teenage mother of two small boys, Glenda James fled her rural South Carolina roots in a desperate attempt to find work in the factory boom up north. After arriving in New Haven, Connecticut, she realizes that her employment opportunities have fizzled. Far away from home with no money, support, or family, Glenda does all that she can to feed, clothe, and shelter her children. Amidst her existing struggles, raising two boys in a fast-paced city brimming with poverty, crime, drugs, and violence, becomes a challenge of its own. Tune in to see how Glenda will fare in safeguarding her sons as she raises them from boys to men.